"One of the blessings of sobriety is that the fog FINALLY clears, and you can start doing things that maybe you used to do, but then drinking got in the way of that. Drinking eventually gets in the way of everything, you know." - Erin Louthen
"Also one night in the midst of deciding which way to go with “the drinking thing” I remember being at a concert (sober) and seeing two versions of my future laid out before me. The version without alcohol was lit up by a flashlight that I was holding and went on into the distance forever, wherever I wanted it to go in any direction." - Sarah Doran
It felt reassuring to use bold colors and make big, sweeping gestures with my paintbrush. It felt refreshing to paint a layer and then wipe it all back and see what remained. Finding beauty in the imperfections. This painting would require many, many layers and the process spoke to me - the adding and subtracting of it all.